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Victorinox History

Pronounced: vik-tor-EE-noks noun - Victorinox is the Company name of the famous Swiss Army Knife Brand.


Karl Elsener, the Founder, was a journeyman who opened his own cutler's business, he supplied the first Swiss Army knives in 1891 and in 1909 he named his Company after his late Mother Victoria, which following the invention of stainless steel in 1921 he combined with "inox" the shortened name given to Stainless Steel, Full name acier inoxydable (fr) After the Second World War, the Company sold large quantities of the "Swiss Officer's Knife" to the US Army, Marines and Air Force. The reputation for exceptional quality and design was born and will last for generations to come as the name is synonymous with the "Swiss Made" label of quality. In 1999 a collection of Travel Gear was designed and developed and the range of quality and luxury Travel Luggage and Accessories was launched; we have called this the "Swiss Luggage Collection".


Luxury, Swiss quality Luggage, Victorinox Lifetime Warranty, Executive Travel Gear, Luxury Luggage, Swiss Watch Precision. Victorinox is commonly misspelt, some examples of this are: Victrinox, Victorianox, Victorynox, victreenox

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